Branden Kline

Now healthy, Orioles prospect Branden Kline looking to continue rise for first time since 2015

Now healthy, Orioles prospect Branden Kline looking to continue rise for first time since 2015

With little fanfare on minor league Opening Day for High-A Frederick, right-hander Branden Kline pitched two innings of one-hit scoreless relief in his first game action since 2015, when an elbow injury cut short his ascent to the big leagues.

Visiting teams aren't afforded many luxuries, like walk-up music, in any park. But when Kline, 26, returns to his native Frederick next week to pitch at Harry Grove Stadium for another step in his climb back up the minor league ladder, he'll have a nine-year-old Fabolous jam to welcome him back. The song? "Feel Like I'm Back."

"I've been gone and away/For too long, a mistake/But right now, I feel awake/I'm feeling like...

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